May, 2014- This was our second time hiking across England. Several years ago we followed Offa's Dyke path, an earthen dyke built by King Offa in the eighth century to define a border between England and Wales. This time we crossed in the north along Hadrian's Wall, built around 122 A.D. by Roman Emperor Hadrian as a northern border for his empire. The route crosses pastoral countryside and allows side trips to small villages. Local residents enjoy day hikes and picnics at scenic points along the path.